Strategy vital to be crowned King

One of the most unique speedway races in WA is coming this Saturday with the running of the Scardifields Smash Repair King of Wings at Perth Motorplex. The 40-lap Sprintcar epic is an endurance test for drivers but it comes with a pit stop at the 20 lap mark. There teams will have the opportunity…

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Perth Motorplex to run Racer Appreciation Day as part of Nitro Slam

Perth Motorplex will be thanking its amazing drag racers at the Nitro Slam on December 3 with the introduction of a Racer Appreciation Day. All competitors who enter online will receive an additional two passes to the event in addition to their regular crew allocation. We hope that they can use these passes to introduce somebody new to…

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Ellement ready for King of Wings

In his return to sprintcar racing last year Ben Ellement went close on a number of occasions to winning feature races. Unfortunately the script didn’t play out the way Ellement intended it and history shows that on most of those occasions he posted a painful DNF. But the start to the 2016-17 season has been…

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Perth Motorplex secures corporate support

Perth Motorplex has welcomed two new sponsors to the fold, the first since VenuesWest took over as interim operator on 1 July 2016. Caltex and All Flags Signs and Banners have committed to the Kwinana Beach venue with Caltex entering its first official partnership with VenuesWest. All Flags Signs and Banners are expanding their current…

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Zappia takes out the Summer Slam opener at WA Drag Racing Championships

John Zappia won the first round of the Summer Slam Series at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night with a stunning 5.71sec. run in the final to defeat Daniel Gregorini. With cool air providing plenty of opportunity to make high horsepower, Zappia also ran his fastest ever speed with a 412kmh blast. “The Fuchs Monaro was…

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Two new stunners for Summer Slam

WA’s reputation for awesome Top Doorslammers does not look to be changing any time soon with Kelvin Lyle’s Ford Mustang and Frank Taylor’s Chevrolet Chevelle set to make their debut at the WA Drag Racing Championships. With the event also marking the first round of the Summer Slam Series, the timing could not be better…

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Gregorini returns in time for slammer show

The first round of a new State-based Top Doorslammer series will take place this Saturday at Perth Motorplex. The new Summer Slam is a five round series that will include three independent rounds and two rounds aligned with ANDRA national championship events next year. For driver Daniel Gregorini, the timing has been ideal as he…

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Summer Slam set for Saturday!

Perth Motorplex is proud to introduce the Summer Slam, a new series for local doorslammer teams in Western Australia. The Summer Slam Series will be run over five rounds (November 19, December 3, December 26, February 3/4, March 4/5), with the aim to build a prestigious local championship for doorslammer teams. While the first season…

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Mischief gone mainstream

When most people think of burnouts, visions of hoons terrorising neighbourhood streets tend to quickly follow. But for a large and growing segment of the car enthusiast community, burnouts have gone legit. Burnout competitions have long been held as part of car shows such as Motorvation and Summernats, but now stand alone competitions are turning…

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Daum dominates the Magic Man 34

American driver Zach Daum won one of Western Australia’s most prestigious speedway races on Saturday night, taking victory at the Magic Man 34. Daum, from Illinois, was tailed closely by WA favourite Neville Lance but was able to hold on through the 34-lap epic. Things did not start too smoothly for the 25 year old…

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